U.S. CLINIC SENDING SURGERY PATIENTS TO YUCATAN VIA AMERICAN MEDICAL FACILITATORS

Medical Traveler Yucatan (MTY), a team of American and Canadian medical tourism facilitators, has forged a new alliance with a Utah medical network. MediCruiser Family Practice, of Salt Lake City, will begin referring U.S. patients to MTY for surgery in Merida, Yucatan. The partnership was begun in response to the large number of under-insured and uninsured Americans seeking needed surgery or elective procedures but unable to afford it. www.medicaltraveleryucatan.com

Online PR News – 08-July-2010 – – Merida, Yucatan, Mexico – July 9, 2010

Medical Traveler Yucatan (MTY), a team of American and Canadian medical tourism facilitators, has forged a new alliance with a Utah clinic network. MediCruiser Family Practice, of Salt Lake City, will begin referring U.S. patients to MTY for surgery in Merida, Yucatan. The partnership was begun in response to the large number of under-insured and uninsured Americans seeking needed surgery or elective procedures but unable to afford it. www.medicaltraveleryucatan.com

Merida resident and American Alan Graham, the founder and director of MTY and former non-profit executive states, “It just doesn’t make good sense, health-wise and money-wise for patients to be deprived of a new heart valve or shoulder surgery. Or pay two to four times what they should for gastric bypass surgery or a face-lift or even dental implants, when Merida is less than a 2-hour flight from Houston.”

Dr. Paul Gahlinger, CEO of MediCruiser, and University of Utah School of Medicine physician agrees, “The solution is services like MTY -- high quality, respectable and reliable.”

MTY matches medical travelers with board certified, English-speaking surgeons who have had training, continuing education, or affiliations in the United States. MTY conducts consumer evaluations of the selected hospital to insure superior medical care for patients.

Patients traveling to Merida for medical care through MTY can expect substantial savings of 35% - 75%. Medical travelers discover that they are informed of hospital and surgery costs – before they decide on their surgical trip. Since the American-Canadian MTY team is located in Merida, the company has the advantage of maintaining personal contact with hospital administrators and individual doctors.

The solution is services like MTY -- high quality, respectable and reliable.

Continues MTY’s Graham, “Here in Merida our close relationships allow us to be effective in negotiating the very best surgery and hospital fees for our patients – without sacrificing the highest level of medical quality.” Besides authoring a series of articles on medical tourism, Graham has received all of his medical and dental care here in Merida, Yucatan - including major surgery – for the last half-decade.

Made up of an American-Canadian team living and working in Merida - near Cancun – Medical Traveler Yucatan, MTY, provides all-inclusive organizing of medical procedures and medical tourism trip services. Surgery is scheduled in a timely fashion at a world-class hospital and at substantial savings. The MTY team coordinates and oversees all hospital and medical surgery trip details in person. Unique in its approach, the U.S.-Canadian team meets patients at the airport and accompanies them throughout their medical stay.

Medical Traveler Yucatan is partnered with Merida’s Star Medica Hospital, a new state of the art, pristine, high-tech facility. It is the number one choice for thousands of Canadians and Americans who live in Merida. Star Medica is a current applicant for the prestigious JCI-accreditation.

Medical tourism is growing by more than 30% each year. By 2015 it is estimated that between 10 and 20 million Americans and Canadians will travel outside of their country for medical care.

MTY team members make all medical arrangements, in-person. Patients can expect their experience in cosmetic, weight loss, orthopedic, oncology, cardiovascular, fertility, vision, or dental procedures to be equal to – and usually better than at home. And MTY also coordinates non-medical arrangements including transportation, hotel, patient monitoring, communicating with patient’s family, and meeting special needs. Patients are met at the airport by their countrymen who accompany them throughout their medical stay.

As for safety, patients can be reassured that Merida, with a metropolitan area of just over a million (including the nearly 10,000 Americans and Canadians who live in Merida and the state of Yucatan), enjoys a reputation as being a very safe city. Merida’s distinct geographic advantage – far away from the violence of other North American cities - contributes to its standing as a city where you can still stroll the streets at night.

Medical Traveler Yucatan (MTY) is located in Merida, Yucatan near Cancun and is a quick flight from most U.S. and Canadian cities. Quality care, substantial savings, safety, and easy access make medical trips to Merida a practical decision. This, combined with the fact that MTY’s U.S.- Canadian team is on-location at the patient’s destination, presents new options to Americans and Canadians seeking sound medical solutions.

For more information contact:

Alan Graham
Founder & Director
Medical Traveler Yucatan (MTY)
Calle 26, No. 199 x 15 y7
Altabrisa, Merida, Yucatan, Mexico
504.655.0236 (US – CAN - MEX) / 999.143.3432 (MEX)
info@medicaltraveleryucatan.com
www.MedicalTravelerYucatan.com

Alan Graham is an ex-pat living and working in Merida, Yucatan as Founder and Director of MEDICAL TRAVELER YUCATAN (MTY). As a principal researcher and project manager at Tulane University, he created and was executive director of a non-profit organization. Prior to that he spent years as a high school principal and teacher in Florida, Mississippi, and Louisiana. As a native New Orleanian, he authored a guidebook to the city for many years and has been active in hurricane relief efforts on both the U.S. Gulf Coast and Yucatan Gulf Coast. He shares his time between both coasts.

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Calle 26, No. 199 x 15 y7 Altabrisa
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